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AMD Radeon R5 230

AMD Radeon R5 230 Image AMD Caicos Image
The Radeon R5 230 is a graphics card by AMD, launched in April 2014. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Caicos graphics processor, in its Caicos PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. The Caicos graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 67 mm² and 370 million transistors. It features 160 shading units, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. AMD has placed 1,024 MB DDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 625 MHz, memory is running at 667 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the AMD Radeon R5 230 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 19 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA. Radeon R5 230 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 168 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Caicos
GPU Variant: Caicos PRO
Architecture: TeraScale 2
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 370 million
Die Size: 67 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 3rd, 2014
Production Status: Active
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 625 MHz
Memory Clock: 667 MHz
1334 MHz effective


Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: DDR3
Memory Bus: 64 bit
Bandwidth: 10.67 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 160
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
Compute Units: 2
Pixel Rate: 2.500 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 5.00 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 200.00 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 6.6 inches
168 mm
TDP: 19 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
Power Connectors: None
Board Number: C164

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.1
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0


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Card Notes

Direct Rebrand of HD 8450

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R5 230 Silent 625 MHz 600 MHz 6.7 inches
ASUS R5 230 Silent 2 GB 650 MHz 600 MHz 2048 MB, 6.7 inches
GIGABYTE R5 230 625 MHz 667 MHz 7.25 inches
HIS R5 230 Silence 2 GB 625 MHz 500 MHz 2048 MB, 7.09 inches
MSI R5 230 625 MHz 500 MHz 6 inches
MSI R5 230 Low Profile 2 GB 625 MHz 667 MHz 2048 MB, 6.5 inches
Sapphire Flex R5 230 625 MHz 800 MHz 7.09 inches, Dual-slot, 2x DVI 1x HDMI
Sapphire R5 230 625 MHz 667 MHz 5.75 inches
Sapphire R5 230 2 GB 625 MHz 667 MHz 2048 MB, 5.75 inches